Roman | High Jump Chicago

“Thanks to High Jump, my future is brighter than ever.”


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Lincoln Park High School, IB Program

Pomona College

Roman came to the U.S. from Ethiopia as a refugee at just one-year old. Her parents, who were not familiar with the education options in Chicago, felt that she would need extra support looking for a good high school, and so they decided to apply to High Jump. Roman moved on to attend Lincoln Park High School’s IB program and is now attending Pomona College. She was awarded the prestigious Posse Foundation Scholarship, one of only 10 Posse Scholars from Chicago in 2017.